Tickets for UFC 96, which takes place on March 7th at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, are now on sale through Ticketmaster.
Tickets were slated to go on sale to UFC Fight Club members beginning at 10am ET today, but technical issues resulted in delays until around 10:30am (I was one of the anxious fans waiting for tickets).
Non-UFC Fight Club members can get their hands on tickets this Friday, December 26th, beginning at 10am ET when a special presale begins using the password “BUCKEYES”. Tickets then go on sale to the general public on Saturday, December 27th, beginning at 10am ET.
The event will be the promotion’s fourth held in Ohio following UFC 68 (March 2007 in Columbus – Randy Couture def. tim Sylvia), UFC 77 (October 2007 in Cincinnati – Anderson Silva def. Rich Franklin), and UFC 82 (March 2008 in Columbus – Anderson Silva def. Dan Henderson).
No bouts, including the evening’s headliner, have been officially announced for UFC 96, though Chuck Liddell has indicated he could rematch Keith Jardine at the event, presumably in the co-main event. Shane Carwin vs. Gabriel Gonzaga and Brandon Vera vs. Mike Patt have been confirmed for the March card.